Friday, October 9, 2009
Potatoes are one of my all time favorite foods. Probably because there are a hundred & fifty million things you can do with them. My new faves in the potato department are fingerlings. Some are about the size of your thumb, some are a little smaller than a regular red potato.
I have wondered if these tiny wonders are simply baby potatoes, or if they are a breed of their own. Turns out they are, indeed fully mature. The coolest feature of these little guys is their variety of colors. They go from creamy white, pink and even a deep purple! Can you find a more exotic potato??!
I have started using these a lot more since I discovered Costco selling them. They come in a 5 lb bag for about $6 bucks! These are great in recipes that feature their demure size, like in potato salad or in my standby: roasted with garlic, onions and fresh herbs.
When I make them, I like to keep them whole if their not too big. For the bigger ones, just cut them so they are all about the same size as the whole ones. I throw in some sliced onions and whole, peeled garlic cloves, and sometimes some baby carrots. Toss with olive oil, salt & pepper and roast in a 375 oven till tender. When you take them from the oven, throw some chopped herbs over them and serve.
If you haven't fallen in love with these yet, you surely will. And they look so cute!
Posted by H at 6:00 AM